With another highly-anticipated ice fishing season just around the corner, Gander Mountain will host their 2012 First Ice Expo on Saturday, December 8 at their Syracuse, N.Y., store.

“Over the past two years, we have seen incredible growth in the popularity of the First Ice Expo as one of the region’s largest pre-season ice fishing events,” said Steve Uline, executive vice president of marketing for Gander Mountain, “Once again we’re bringing together some of the biggest names in ice fishing and the top brands in the business. This is a free one-day opportunity to get all the gear and advice needed for a fun and successful winter on the ice.”

The First Ice Expo will be held Saturday, December 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gander Mountain store in Syracuse, N.Y., the event is free and open to the public. As well as having representatives from many of the top brand names in ice fishing on hand, the event will also feature special appearances and seminars from today’s top pros:

  • “Tactics for the Modern Ice Angler” by NAIFC angler Bill Snover
  • “Modern Ice Angling, the Digital Age” Rapala Ice Force representative Tim Rogers
  • “Ice Fishing Techniques for Upstate NY” FLW angler and New York native Brian Hammond
  •  “Fishing Safety, Equipment and Techniques” by local water expert and Marcum pro staffer Jay Vassil
  •  “All Things Ice Fishing” by NAIFC angler and ice fishing educator Scott Brauer

Drawings for over $3,000 in enter-to-win prizes will be held throughout the day. Prizes include a Jiffy Ice Drill, Vexilar Fish Locator, Frabill and Clam portable ice houses, and the first 250 customers to make a purchase will receive a free First Ice Expo long-sleeve t-shirt, while supplies last. Customers may also take advantage of many “gift-with-purchase” opportunities from a variety of fishing vendors. This is the second year that Gander Mountain has held the First Ice Expo in New York. Gander Mountain will also host the event at a Wisconsin location the same weekend.

For more information visit the Gander Mountain web site, at www.gandermountain.com/firsticeny.

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